Wood TV Stands – A Must-Have Home Furniture

If you are in search for a television stand that is sturdy and durable, why not consider purchasing one of the many wood TV stands available today. They are beautiful and are made of high quality wood. They come in different styles, sizes and designs so that people with different tastes can pick the one that best suits their needs. Wood Television stands offer advantages that TV stands made from other types of materials can not. They are usually preferred by more consumers because of the elegance and luxury that they can bring to living rooms. They exude that creative vibe which makes them the ideal decorative furniture for houses. Since they are made of wood, they provide a more natural, organic and homey feel to your homes. They also have that old-fashioned thing going on. They can make your home interiors unique and admirable. People who like the classic look should get one.

Wood Television stands can last for a longer time compared to TV stands that are made of metal or glass. Wood gains more charm and character as it ages. It is versatile. It can look antique even if it is not, and it can be made to look extravagant even if it is just your ordinary kind of wood. If you have finally decided to get yourself a wood TV stand, choose those that are made from strong hardwood like maple, cherry and oak. These trees can definitely withstand temperature or humidity changes. They do not easily wear or rot.

You might find wood TV stands to be more expensive than the others. That should not be a big issue because they are good investments. They can be part of your lives for many years. A TV stand made of wood is a valuable furniture that you should have in your home.

Designing With Furniture in Limited Space

Those who are not so blessed with ample home space may have to practice a little creativity when designing it. One mistake many people make is shopping for furniture only on the basis of what they find attractive in the furniture shop, whether online or off. Sometimes, it is very easy to give in to the lure of wonderfully crafted pieces. Different colors, shapes and designs will have a way of distorting our perception of the realities surrounding our planned purchase. But it’s important to remember that with little space to put the furniture in, there could be more details that need to be addressed as to the choice of furniture to buy.

Space dynamics require certain proportions of furniture against the space it goes into. For example, a king size bed may physically fit a small bedroom, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good fit altogether. Aside from leaving very little room for the dweller to move about, furniture too large can also be very uncomfortable to look at, if not, at all, a reflection of the owner’s poor taste. Very often, furniture looks fantastic on a virtual or traditional store window yet absolutely disastrous when brought home where it just doesn’t jive with everything else.

Hence, when shopping for furniture, it is important to look at the pieces not as separate items but as one with the space it will soon occupy. If you’re working to furnish or decorate limited space, your need for a plan is all the more emphasized. Then you can start thinking about what type of furniture goes into each room.

Remember, your space is small, so there is a natural need to buy furniture that is also small relative to the space you have. There is no significant aesthetic difference among differently-sized furniture. After all, the most important factors that will be considered are shape, weight, color and finish. Huge cherry wood bedroom furniture doesn’t necessarily make it grander as compared to anything smaller but made of the same material. In other words, you don’t necessarily lose aesthetic value with moderately-sized furniture so there is no reason to force a humongous sofa in a room that is barely enough for the people who can be seated on it.

Home Furniture Collection

A pleasant look inside our homes is what we always want. In our living room, we want everything to look good. Same thing goes with our bedroom and dining room. For each room or the entire home we have a theme. There are several designs to choose from. There are people who love to have Hekman or classic furniture. All will depend on what we really like the most. Here’s the list of some Hekman furniture:

Castilian Collection
Spanish history is what Castilian collection symbolizes. White mahogany and teak is usually what this furniture is made of. Applying bee’s wax is for the final touch. Each piece is work-of-art to consider like bed, table and chest. Usually, this is seen in elegant manor houses but we may now apply this on our home.

Copley Square Collection
Copley Square is considered one of the finest and popular by the experts. These beautifully created pieces are made of dyewood, tulipwood, ebony and mahogany usually. Due to its verified artistry and craftsmanship of each piece this theme is exceptional.

Loire Valley Collection
This theme is constantly judged as legendary, indulgent and poetic. The inspiration of this theme is the landscapes of Loire Valley. Abundant in architecture and provides pleasure of comfortable lifestyle, this is the purpose of this classic theme. All for the tribute of Loire Valley, each carvings and finishing touches are all blended harmoniously.

Maison de Provence Collection
This theme is done considering this French words: “joie de vivre” which means the joy of living. It was a theme motivated for Provence. Somewhat this classic furniture theme is your passport to “joie de vivre”.

Metropolis Collection
Sophisticated, this is how the experts consider this Hekman furniture. This theme is often considered an absolute feast for the eyes. It can also be considered as new traditional. This theme is Hekman at its finest.

Mountain Retreat Collection
Usually the materials of this theme is knotty birch solids and knotty rogue-cherry veneers. The finishing touch for the pieces are rubbed with a golden oil to attain the Indian Summer color then applying bee’s wax achieves a deep-rich patina.

Repertory Collection
Remarks for this theme is often taking classic to a new stage. Empire and Neoclassical is the type of furnishings. It replicates the designs before in Greek and Roman archeological excavations during the reigns of Napoleon I.

Designing Home and SME Networks 13 – Network Security – Physical Security

Network security covers a multitude of issues. The last article referred to the security policy. This article discusses the threats posed by people – both from outside and inside – trying to steal your equipment and data and suggests some strategies to counter them.

Physical security

  1. The first issue to address is physical access to your network.
  2. If you’ve a wired network, don’t imagine that it’s necessarily proof against being broken/tapped into:

    • Do you have a live network port in a publicly-accessible room or an unsecured garden shed?
    • Do your childrens’ friends bring their laptops to visit?
    • Do you have a network cable tacked to the outside of your building or passing through an unsecured lobby?

    If so, or if you can think of any other way for unauthorised people to connect equipment to your network, you need to address these issues immediately. At the very least, someone may be using your resources without paying you. At worst, they could download all your confidential data or even erase it from your system…

    • Secure the room/shed or, better, unplug the cable from the router when you’re not using it (a pain, but better than having your private data stolen or corrupted).
    • Keep all cabling inside your secure perimeter.
    • Lay down the law about connecting other people’s computers to your network (see a later article about wi-fi security).
    • Make sure that your personal, private data is secured against being accessed from unauthorised computers connected to your network – most operating systems allow you to set usernames and passwords to control access to individual PCs and this should prevent illicitly connected computers reading your network shares.
    • Ensure that really sensitive data (such as bank or password data) is NEVER kept on a network share: It is best stored on a removable disk/pen drive that’s kept locked away.
    • If you’re really paranoid, set all your software to not remember your passwords to web sites etc. Of course, that means that you’ll have to…
  3. Consider how to stop people walking off with your computers and peripherals
  4. People worry about having TVs, DVD players and other domestic equipment stolen by burglars, but loss of your PC and all its stored data is much more serious, especially if you’ve got your bank or credit card details in a plain-text file on the hard disk! Most portable and desktop computers and many peripherals (such as routers and printers) come with a ‘Kensington lock’ slot: a small slot in the case that allows you to fit a security cable. Use it to attach your equipment to a solid fixing point:

    • Make sure that the cable lock goes through a HOLE – not just round a leg.
    • Make sure that the attached furniture item is HEAVY and LARGE. You can hide a laptop under your coat, but a desk is more obvious…
    • Best of all, provide proper anchors set into the wall or floor.
    • Since cables can be cut, consider using cable locks with alarms incorporated
    • IMPORTANT: Number your locks and keep spare, numbered keys in a secure location, so when the PC user loses the key or quits, you can get your computer back…

    Servers should be properly secured in a locked cabinet or cupboard. They can also be attached with cable locks or proprietary security devices, and the room/cupboard should be fitted with an alarm. As a matter of interest, more and more domestic entertainment devices (such as games consoles and TVs) are also being fitted with security slots. A job lot of cable locks will make loss to burglars less likely (although they may trash them out of pique!).

  5. Stopping visitors and employees stealing your data
  6. Businesses should remember that the greatest threat to your data is from your own employees. Carelessness and accident will be dealt with in a separate article, but employee or visitor theft or deliberate damage falls under the same heading as other break-ins. To reduce the risk of theft by staff or intruders:

    • Keep your data servers locked away in a secure room or cabinet – an alarm is a useful addition
    • Use security cables to secure devices, especially in areas accessible to the public
    • Keep to a minimum the number of staff that have access to the servers
    • Protect your data by using proxies (such as web services) between the front-end the users see and the data. Don’t allow ordinary users to log in to the servers that store your data and files. This helps to prevent wholesale downloads of valuable files and data.

Remember: Enforce your security policy…